Lachlan Millar, Member for Gregory
WITH 2019 before us, I find myself glumly assessing the state of the Queensland economy, particularly the regional economy.
We are $83 billion in debt. That is $10 million a day paid in interest alone. Our old AAA credit rating now seems an impossible dream.
Since the LNP left office, we have seen a $7.1-billion blow-out in the Government wage bill, but infrastructure seems choked.
The Labor Government fails to deliver and private investors flee Queensland.
Royalties for the regions are also a memory.
It beggars belief that, a time we are earning record coal royalties, mine workers are still waiting for Labor to come good on their promise, in the wake of the Black Lung scandal, to establish the Mine Safety and Health Authority in Mackay.
So while 2019 comes with plenty of challenges, rest assured that I will continue to fight to maintain Gregory’s services and infrastructure,
especially in health, education, transport and water.
Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.